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Starkville orders removal of state flag on city property

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville on Tuesday joined other Mississippi cities choosing not to fly the state flag above municipal buildings, as aldermen voted 4-3 to lower the flag.


Aldermen to discuss raises for workers, elected officials

Posted 7/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time in two months, Starkville aldermen will discuss setting a minimum $10-per-hour pay raise for city employees and an annual increase for the incoming administration.


OCH betting on improved financial position

Posted 7/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center's tentative Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget shows officials are more optimistic about the hospital's short-term financial future.


Votes building against Wynn's flag-removing resolution

Posted 7/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's upcoming resolution to remove the state flag from flying on city property will pass or fail by a razor-thin margin.


Neel-Schaffer named Cornerstone improvements engineer

Posted 7/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Engineering and planning firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. will handle an upcoming public infrastructure improvement project associated with DPM Fragrance's $5 million expansion project at Cornerstone Park, supervisors announced Tuesday.


Engineer: Developers eyeing new housing project in east Oktibbeha

Posted 7/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

County Engineer Clyde Pritchard told supervisors Tuesday he is in communication with a developer looking to build a new student housing project near Mississippi State University in the eastern portion of the county.


School building-use squabble continues

Posted 7/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors thought they had reached a mutually beneficial arrangement by splitting the usage of its Main Street education building between emergency management and the new Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District until they read newspaper quotes from Superintendent Lewis Holloway saying he would fight for additional space.


Josey Creek area under temporary water advisory

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County residents in the Josey Creek area should avoid contact with its waters after an untreated sewage discharge was reported today, according to the state Department of Environmental Quality.


Vendors up, volunteers needed at Starkville Community Market

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers say more vendors are selling produce and other foods this year at Starkville Community Market's inaugural season at Fire Station Park than before the move.


Texas woman accused of molesting a minor

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a Texas woman Monday and charged with molesting a minor.


Starkville begins comprehensive planning process

Posted 7/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Efforts to develop a new comprehensive plan for Starkville begin this week as the city is hosting two public meetings.


Partnership picks up award for New South Weekends series

Posted 7/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's football team wasn't the only group that found success this fall.


Mathiston man killed in Oktibbeha Co. wreck

Posted 7/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mathiston man died Friday after the truck he was driving rear ended another vehicle on Highway 82 near Toby Henry Road.


Special prosecutor appointed in Vaughn case

Posted 7/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Eupora-based lawyer George Mitchell Jr. as the special prosecutor for Starkville Alderman Henry Vaughn's upcoming driving under the influence trial.


Majority of Oktibbeha candidates hit report deadline

Posted 7/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

About three-fourths of Oktibbeha's 44 county-wide candidates met Friday's deadline for campaign finance reports, according to a review of those records at the circuit clerk's office last week.


Oktibbeha man accused of sex with horse

Posted 7/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is facing up to a decade behind bars after authorities say he had sex with a horse.


Starkville renter faces charges for damaging apartment

Posted 7/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested a 38-year-old man Tuesday after responding to a report of a heavily damaged apartment.


Battle brewing over county education building use

Posted 7/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway isn't giving up full use of the county education building without a fight.


Judge approves Starkville-Oktibbeha school desegregation order

Posted 7/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills approved the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's desegregation order Monday after school representatives and Department of Justice officials struck a temporary agreement on a number of guidelines last week.


Starkville again receives Playful City USA designation

Posted 7/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville earned its fourth-straight Playful City USA designation this year as it and four other Mississippi cities were recognized for their investments in public play spaces for children.



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